Another Fun Weekend with a Couple of Firsts

The weather was beautiful this past weekend, so we to try and take full advantage of it. As a bonus, Corinne had a few firsts along the way! I’ve already blogged about the sleep miracle, so I won’t mention that again. It was a pretty awesome first though. 🙂

On Saturday Corinne went on her first steam train ride. We drove up to the steam trains in Tilden Park for a birthday party, and train was all part of the fun. Corinne had a huge grin the entire time.

On Sunday we had a picnic with our friend Marsha, who is always a joy to see. Corinne played on the playground, and she’s getting very good climbing and sliding and having all sorts of fun. Later that day we went to our local park, and there Corinne tried the big kids swings for the first time. She loved them! It’s hard to believe that less than a year ago she was terrified of swings, to the point where seeing a swing on her signing video would make her cry. Now all she wants to do is swing. 🙂

Last night we took advantage of the weather to go for a walk. Everything is in bloom, which means the smells are amazing and allergies bad. Thank goodness for Benedryl.

Another Mini-Milestone in Sleep!

Last night I woke up to Corinne asking for, “Daddy,” which of course isn’t new. When I went into her room she asked for water, which doesn’t happen that often but does happen. So I gave her a sippy cup, which she grabbed from my hands and started drinking from. She then laid down to drink, and when she was done she said, “Done!” and handed me the cup. She then stood, and I was mentally prepping myself to hold and rock her back to sleep for the next hour.

Then it happened.

I said it was still dark outside, and I asked her to lie down, and she did. She said, “Night night Daddy,” and then went to sleep. I didn’t have to pick her up once. I stood there in shock for a few minutes, worried that if I moved I might wake her, and then left as quietly as I could. She slept for another few hours before waking up for the day. Wow. This is so cool. 🙂